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Meet Our Founders

We at Ascension House share a mission to provide a structured and supportive environment for those seeking more individual attention, community, and accountability. Post-residential treatment, many of us are not equipped with the necessary life skills and recovery tools to live balanced, sober, and happy lives. Our founders have created an environment with the fundamental building blocks for recovery, the life skills, and spiritual guidance that will provide our residents with the solution to achieve permanent sobriety and lifelong recovery. Read our testimonials about our Austin sober living services.

Ascension House is a unique, intimate setting in beautiful upscale, centrally located neighborhoods. Our extended care residence works with different PHP and IOP centers around Austin. While our weekdays are focused on meetings and our in-home programming focuses on taking our residents through the 12-steps, spiritual healing, life skills, fitness, and therapeutic recreation. By reading our blog, learn more about the founders and their team, their sobriety journeys, and their plans for the future!


It is our calling and privilege to live lives of service. Our core values of Integrity, Service, Love, and Recovery speak to our mission to serve our residents by sharing our personal experiences of how we’ve recovered from the disease of alcoholism and addiction. By leading with compassion first and strong boundaries second, we’re able to serve with excellence in everything we do.
Our Promise: If you or a loved one completes our 90-day program, you will leave having worked all 12 steps, developed essential life skills, gained tools for living a life of recovery, with a discharge plan that will continue to support your recovery goals after you leave our care. We hope to lead you towards your own personal spiritual awakening, while helping you find a new outlook on life, with a renewed sense of hope, and freedom.

The Ascension Team



Scott Smith, co-founder, and COO brings to Ascension House 11 years of experience in the recovery field and ten years of public health experience. In the public health field, Scott specializes in case management and care coordination, communicating with families and health professionals to ensure proper care and treatment is provided to individuals in need. In recovery, Scott has 16 years of personal sobriety. He has helped many men and women find their way in early sobriety, beginning by serving on the Austin chapter board for Oxford House in 2006 and going on to open a successful sober living company with his wife as founders, Carrie, in 2010. Scott has dedicated his life in recovery to helping others succeed. Ascension House is a product of our team’s commitment to do just that.


Co-Founder/Program Director
Carrie Smith, co-founder and Program Director, has been been committed to recovery and service since 2006. Carrie has sponsored many women and has been continually involved in service to the recovery community at large for many years. In 2010, Carrie opened Brightside Sober Living with her husband, Scott, and served as the Women’s Director. In that role, Carrie has been involved in hundreds of women’s journey into recovery. Carrie’s knowledge of the 12 steps and her ability to mentor women in a firm but nurturing manner is a key part of the programming that Ascension House provides.

Don’t Hesitate To Contact us

Looking for help? Call today and regardless if Ascension is for you, we’re happy to help you get to where you need to be. We can be reached anytime at 512-598-5030 Speak confidentially to our Executive Director or one of our founders. We are here to help get the healing and recovery you need.